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Broadcast Schedules and Query Processing for k Nearest Neighbors Search on Multi-dimensional Index Trees in a Multi-Channel Environment

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2 Author(s)
Shu-Yu Fu ; Nat. Taipei Univ. of Technol., Taipei ; Chuan-Ming Liu

Broadcasting data with an index is an effective way to disseminate public information to a large clients. For a server, using multiple channels to provide services (e.g., location-based services) makes the broadcast cycle shorter than using one channel. Among location-based services, the k nearest neighbors (k-NN) search is an important one and finds the fc closest objects to a query point in a multi-dimensional space. This paper considers k nearest neighbors search on a broadcast R-tree in a multi-channel environment. We assume that a mobile client can only tune into a specified channel at one time instance. We study how a server generates the broadcast schedules on multiple channels and explore how a client executes the k-NN search on the broadcast. Different broadcast schedules with the client k-NN search processing makes different k-NN search protocols. The objectives of the protocols is to minimize the latency (i.e., the time elapsed between issuing and termination of the query), tuning time (i.e., the amount of time spent on listening to the channel), and the memory usage for k-NN search processing. Last, we present our experiments and the experiment results validate that our mechanisms achieve the objectives.

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Systems, Man and Cybernetics, 2006. SMC '06. IEEE International Conference on  (Volume:3 )

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8-11 Oct. 2006